MINNEAPOLIS (February 11, 2014) Huge messages etched in the snow on the frozen Mississippi River are giving patients at St. Cloud Hospital in Minneapolis a lift.
At ground level, the patted-down snow doesn't look like much, but from the hospital windows above, the messages are quite clear.
The latest are the words "love" and "believe," along with a peace symbol.
Each time fresh snow falls, new messages appear.
Nurse Mary Habiger says she has seen a man and woman in snow shoes stamping out the messages.
She says the mystery man and woman seem well organized and plan their messages in advance.
Habiger told WCCO-TV there are lots of family lounges in the hospital that face the river, so even if a patient's room doesn't overlook the river, they can view the messages from there.